Redhawks Fall to Centenary Ladies, 192.575-191.425
March 12, 2005
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - (Sunday, March 13, 2005) The Redhawks gymnastics team's trip to the bayou may have seemed like a loss due to the score, however collegiate gymnastics is one the few sports were a loss may actually result in a winning situation. In the Redhawks case their score of 191.425 against Centenary could help them earn an NCAA Regional berth. That score replaces their previous low in a dual on the road and raises their Regional Qualifying Score.
In their Midwest Independent Conference dual against Centenary (7-5, 3-1 MIC) the Redhawks (5-7, 3-3) lost 192.575-191.425 despite many top performances.
The Redhawks started the dual strong winning the vault with a score of 48.450. Senior Katie Bloom (Snellville, Ga./ Gwinnett Gymnastics Center) and junior Tara Boldt (Lakeville, Minn./ T.A.G.S) led the way finishing first and second respectively.
For Bloom it was her third vault title of the season with her first place score of 9.750. Boldt finished with a 9.725. Freshman Danyelle Aber (Gurnee, Ill./ Ultimate Gymnastics) finished tied with third with a career-high 9.675. Fellow freshman Allison Ezell (Kansas City, Kan./ Alpha Omega) also set a career-high with a score of 9.650.
The Redhawks ran into some problems on the uneven bars as they dropped that event to the Ladies, 47.150-46.050.
Bloom recorded her second-straight solid performance when she tied for second on the bars with a score of 9.675. Ezell finished third with a score of 9.625 and Boldt finished fourth with a 9.550.
The Redhawks bounced back winning the beam with a score of 48.225.
Ezell picked-up her first collegiate title when she won the beam with a career-high tying score of 9.775. Senior Crystal Eberhardt (Chaska, Minn./ Classic Gymnastics) finished third with a score of 9.675, tying her season-high.
The Ladies responded with an outstanding floor routine as they scored a season-high 49.300 on the floor to secure the victory.
The Redhawks still scored a 48.700 on the floor and had many top individual performers. Boldt was the top finisher with a third place finish and a score of 9.850 which tied a season-high for the junior. Amanda Grimes (Lone Jack, Mo./ GAGE Gymnastics) finished third with a score of 9.800.
Bloom recorded her highest all-around title finish with a second place showing with a score of 38.750. Boldt finished third with a score of 38.700. Ezell finished fourth with a career-high 38.675.
The Redhawks will next travel back to Columbia, Missouri to take on nationally ranked Missouri and Air Force in a non-conference tri-meet on Sunday, March 20 in the Hearnes Center at 2:00 p.m.